This article is from the Threads Programming FAQ, by Bryan O'Sullivan email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Some headers in this FAQ are preceded by words in parentheses, such as
"(POSIX)". This indicates that the sections in question are specific
to a particular threads family, or to the implementation provided by a
Wherever it may not otherwise be obvious that a particular section
refers only to some families or implementations, you will find one or
more of the following key words to help you.
DCE OSF/DCE threads (POSIX draft 4)
OS/2 IBM OS/2 threads
POSIX POSIX 1003.1c-1995 standard threads
UI Unix International threads
Unix Of general relevance to Unix users
WIN32 Microsoft Win32 API threads